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Global fiber-based communications solutions provider Zayo has expanded its network infrastructure in the Seattle-Tacoma area of Washington. The region’s status as a top-ranked tech talent market, as well as its technology-focused businesses including manufacturing, IT, and clean technology, are driving demand for connection according to Zayo.
By the end of June 2022, 400G wavelength capacity between Seattle and Spokane will be available as part of the upgrade, bringing critical IT bandwidth to a key route between two major Washington cities.
In the broader Seattle-Tacoma area, Zayo is also introducing a new product offer to both new and existing clients. Shielded Internet Access is a bundle of Zayo’s most popular services, including Dedicated Internet Access, DDoS Protection, and CloudLink, that will be competitively priced versus existing market benchmarks.
“The Seattle-Tacoma region continues to grow as a leading U.S. tech market, driving increased demand for reliable connectivity,” said Dan Stoll, Managing Director, Head of Regional Network Sales at Zayo. “We are committed to continued investment in the region to support customers’ demand for diverse, high-capacity fiber connectivity. Zayo’s unmatched network combined with the Shielded Internet Access offer provides customers with the bandwidth that takes them anywhere they need to be in the most convenient, cost-effective way possible.”
Upgrade to 400G Wavelength Capacity
The Seattle-Tacoma metro region is one of the fastest-growing tech markets in the US. Between 2016 and 2020, the area added almost 48,000 tech jobs, a 35.4 percent increase. Seattle is the seventh largest tech market in the United States, with about 184,660 tech employees, and ranks second for top tech talent markets in 2021.
“Zayo’s continued investment and expansion within the Seattle-Tacoma area underscores the region’s long-standing reputation as a technology capital and center for industry innovation,” said John Ford, VP and General Manager, Sabey Data Centers Seattle. “The fiber infrastructure provided by Zayo will be essential in supporting critical connectivity for the area’s business community while also enabling the ongoing, fast-paced growth of the local tech market.”
The upgrade to 400G along the Seattle-Spokane route is part of a larger update to Zayo’s in-demand markets in the United States, which includes the provision of tailored solutions, combining Internet and security services, and providing dedicated Internet service with DDoS protection. Advanced detection and mitigation methods are provided by Zayo’s cloud-based DDoS Mitigation Services.
On Zayo’s worldwide Tier 1 IP security enabled network, the mitigation services provide three degrees of targeted protection, offering essential layers of defense and monitoring. The solutions include an enterprise-grade network with higher performance and a full security suite, as well as Zayo’s Internet Access SLA, which guarantees network availability.